Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge review

Front camera: If you’re only interested in the power then just go for the standard Galaxy S7. The smaller, ‘normal’, model has got all the same smarts, but a slightly sharper screen thanks to packing the same amount of pixels into a smaller area.

What it misses is the clever elements that Samsung’s used on the Edge. The display curves further away into the sides of the phone than ever before, which means that even though you’ve got a phablet-sized display, the phone is as compact as possible. Place it side by side with the iPhone 7 Plus or 6S Plus and you’ll see what we mean. The amount of bezel used above and below the display on Apple’s phone is almost laughable, especially when you compare it to how tightly packed everything is on the S7 Edge — and the Samsung has a much, much larger battery.

Though of course newer phones like the iPhone XS now show it up. The S7 Edge is shorter and narrower The iPhone is however, a hair thinner at 7.

It’s also very similar in size to the LG G5 One of our favorite parts of the design upgrade on the S7 Edge comes on the rear. A process called 3D Thermo Forming — which sounds like it’s been named by a sentient marketing machine — enables the brand to curve the rear of the phone into a single metal rim that runs all around the edge.

It’s a feature that was used on the Note 5 and is also used by brands like Xiaomi to really help the phone slip into your palm and remove any sharp metallic edges. Combine that with the same curve on the front of the device and you can see why it feels so smooth in the hand, almost pebble-esque in the way you can roll it around in your palm. Intriguingly, this has left some people with the impression that it’s not quite got the same premium feel as previous Samsung phones.

By having less metal to grasp on to you’re touching the Gorilla Glass 4 covering, which can feel a little like plastic due to its lightweight but still very strong construction. Tap the back of the phone and it lacks the sheen of metal, but in fairness that lack of metal allows for the wireless charging that’s a key feature of the S7 Edge.

That back does have one issue though: So many phones have that criticism thrown at them, but it’s particularly true for Samsung’s new curved phone. It’s easy enough to wipe the sticky offenders off, but it’s annoying to have to do it time and again. The camera protrusion on the rear has been reduced to just 0. And then you remember something else: That means it’s still able to work after being dunked in fresh water for 30 minutes up to a depth of 1.

It’s less of a ‘let’s take our phone scuba diving to get some amazing pictures’ feature, and more of a safety feature — and the phone will even refuse to charge if the port is too wet, such is its ability to manage moisture. Sadly, you’re still left with a single speaker firing out the bottom of the Galaxy S7 Edge, which doesn’t really have the most premium of sound; however, it’s serviceable, and noticeably louder than other mono speakers we’ve used.

Overall, we can’t speak highly enough of the S7 Edge’s design. It feels amazing in the hand, and Samsung has managed to bring enough upgrades to make this look and feel like a completely different phone; and most people trying it for the first time will — even if they’re not a fan — be able to appreciate something different in a world filled with black, rectangular slabs.

Screen The display, while technically part of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge’s design, is worthy of chatting about in its own right — simply because it looks so great.

It’s the defining feature when you pull this phone out among friends, and while it doesn’t elicit the same response that the S6 Edge’s display did the previous year like we said, curved displays are nothing new these days , it still gets a lot of approving looks, especially as it’s combined with the rounded back.

The QHD resolution of 2, x 1, still looks as good as anything we’ve seen on a smartphone. Despite being stretched a little from last year, the 5. It’s amazing to think that, two years after LG brought out the first mainstream QHD phone, we still don’t have any dedicated content that can be viewed at this resolution. Despite that, however, I don’t feel like the Galaxy S7 Edge really suffers, as that display makes viewing web pages and photos a really great experience.

The S7 Edge uses Super AMOLED technology, which Samsung’s been chucking out for close to a decade now, and it really works well to make the phone look premium and the colors really pop. The contrast ratio — the difference between the whitest whites and the blackest blacks — is still pretty sensational, which is because when they’re not in use, the pixels are turned off; with something like the iPhone 6S or the LG G5 you’ve got a display that just blocks out the backlight when the pixel is showing a black image, so there can be a small amount of light bleed-through.

Though note that many manufacturers – including Apple – have moved to OLED with newer handsets, so they can now match Samsung’s contrast ratio. The Galaxy S7 Edge screen also has the added benefit of the side display, which is accessed by swiping your thumb along from the right- or left-hand side of the phone’s screen you can specify which in the settings.

Where this was a nonsense, useless feature in years gone by, the side display has a much more defined role on the Galaxy S7 Edge. You can easily get access to news, regular contacts, tools the ruler, for digi-measuring is back — GET IN and other elements that are currently in development.

Check out the Specs and Performance section of this review to hear a little bit more about this feature — or skip it entirely if you’re bored of hearing us witter on about a piece of the display you can swipe.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge review: In full

Non-removable battery Verdict The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is a monster in terms of specs and features and with 3D glass and metal body it combines beauty too. Additional features such as dust and waterproof make it a perfect choice. Along with Samsung Galaxy S7, it boasts of being the first phones to come with dual pixel camera as well. The phone is built with 3D glass and metal with ergonomic curves which give it a slim and elegant design.

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